Overall, India’s performances in London when juxtaposed with the fairly bleak past, suggest big improvement. But on careful scrutiny they also bespeak missed opportunities and — in a few instances — massive mistakes.
A spate of medals on Friday put the US firmly ahead of China in the gold (41-37) and overall tally (94-81) at the Olympics. This is significant as it is accompanied by considerations and agendas of the different political and economic systems of the two countries.
Mary also praised her opponent Nicola for being astute in this key bout, if not technically superior.
Crowds at the boxing arena have been raucous, and as has been evidenced everywhere else too, solidly behind every athlete from Great Britain which has unsettled opponents from other countries.
Michael Phelps, superman in the Olympic pool, says he sees no role for himself in the sport after he quits: not as coach, mentor and certainly not as Comeback Kid. Read to know why.
Mary added that the passage to the Olympics had been tough and demanding because she has to compete at a higher weight level.
"You guys were writing me off,’’ Bolt mocked the media after winning the 100 m in 9.63 secs. "I was not ready to lose. Now I want to win the 200m too because I want to become a legend," he added.
The counter-appeal is likely to be lodged with the competition jury around 1 pm GMT according to Bhupinder Singh, vice president of the Indian Boxing Federation.
Ayaz Memon is in London giving us updates from the Olympics. Keep checking here for more. In his latest post, he talks about how China hone their Olympic champions.
Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap, Leander Paes, Sania Mirza, and the boxing duo of Vijender Singh and Jai Bhagwan are all in action today.
Mahesh-Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna’s defeat will undoubtedly spawn a whole gamut of stories about how they had reaped what they had sown etc.